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The first page of your fieldwork portfolio should be your title page, which should include Fieldwork Portfolio centered as your title, followed by your name and the number of the course (NU623: Regulatory Issues in Nursing Leadership), and the date submitted.

The second page should be your Table of Contents, which should list the sections of your portfolio followed by page numbers listed to the right of the section.

Your portfolio should list the following items:

  • Executive Summary and Reflection
  • Reference List
  • Summary Table of Hours
  • Field Note 1
  • Field Note 2
  • Field Note 3
  • Preceptor’s Resume
  • Fieldwork Proposal Form

The first section of your portfolio contains your Executive Summary and Reflection of your fieldwork experience. This is an eight- to ten-page, double-spaced summary of your fieldwork activities and a reflection on this experience written in APA format. In your summary and reflection, include the following:


  1. Identify and describe the organization and site (location) where you completed your fieldwork. What type of patient population or community does it serve? What is the size of the organization?
  3. Discuss why you selected this facility/organization and/or this particular preceptor or nursing role. Identify your preceptor’s position in the organization and the responsibilities she/he has.
  5. Describe the project or activity you were engaged in at your fieldwork site. Discuss what your goals were and evaluate whether your goals were achieved. Identify and discuss any goals that were not achieved.
  7. To what extent was your project affected by or did your project contribute to current health policy or legislative issues, healthcare regulations, quality and safety, accreditation, the nurse of the future competencies, nurse credentialing/certification, nurse-physician communication and collaboration, and/or healthcare team effectiveness? Give example(s) of how your project contributed to one or more of these areas.
  9. As you reflect on this fieldwork, what did you learn from this experience and from your mentor/preceptor?
  11. What did you learn about your mentor’s style of leadership, his/her leadership skills, abilities, etc.?
  13. What did you learn about yourself and/or your own practice of leadership?
  14. Provide at least five recent, peer-reviewed references in your summary/reflection. Recent references are articles, books, etc. published within the past five years. You should use in text citations per APA format.

At the end of your Executive Summary and Reflection paper, there should be a Reference List typed in APA format as well.


The second section of your portfolio contains your Summary of Fieldwork Hours Table in a format containing four columns labeled as: Date, Time, Number of Hours, and Type of Activity. This table is one- to two-pages in length and should provide a listing and general description of the time spent in your fieldwork experience.


The third section of your portfolio contains your three Field Notes. In each of the practicum weeks of this course, you were responsible for developing and submitting a field note, which provided a description and reflection of your fieldwork activities. These three notes should be 1.5–2.5 pages in length per note. Write them in a narrative format describing the type and nature of the activity (committee meeting, research/data review, individual meeting, chart audit, teaching session, observation of an event, etc.), and give your reflections on it. Each fieldwork note should represent a different day of activity.


 Remember that each of the three field notes should include two to three references (peer-reviewed and recently-published which is within the past five years).


The fourth section of your portfolio contains your preceptor’s resume and a completed copy of your Fieldwork Proposal Form (students were sent the proposal form prior to course start, it was reviewed in the Week 1 Assignment 2: Synchronous Session, and students submitted it in Week 1 to obtain approval). You may also include any examples from your project work in this fieldwork experience within this fourth section.


Your final fieldwork portfolio may be a Word document formatted with the four sections outlined above or you may choose to create an e-Portfolio using one of the following websites (either option is acceptable):




ignore preceptor resume. I did interviewing. 



The executive summary in the Portfolio is very clear and comprehensive. Main points are summarized, including evidence in support of the main points and pertinent examples from the fieldwork are provided. There is clear analysis of the regulatory and leadership issues that the student experienced. The student reflects on lessons learned in the experience and meets all requirements in the assignment directions. The student incorporates more than 5 references (peer-reviewed, published within past 5 years) into the summary.


The fieldnotes contain a clear and comprehensive description of the fieldwork activities with relevant examples provided. At least 2–3 references are cited in each fieldnote. There is clear incorporation of course objectives in the write-up of each fieldnote. Application to the student’s role and/or practice is clearly conveyed.


The student clearly and effectively itemizes 80 hours of fieldwork on the summary of hours table. A detailed description is provided within the table regarding how hours were spent during the fieldwork including specific dates, times, etc. The table meets assignment requirements.


The student communicates effectively and well in standard written English. All sections of the Portfolio are meaningful, professional, and informative. The Portfolio meets the assignment requirements including a title page and table of contents. All in text citations and the reference list are in correct APA format. Any quotes used within the Portfolio are properly attributed.


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